Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner called Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women "vile and repulsive."
According to Politico, Rauner addressed the issue Saturday, one day after a 2005 "Access Hollywood" video surfaced of Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women. Trump's comments were picked up on a hot mic.
Asked by a reported about Trump's remarks, the governor said, "I'll say this: the rhetoric in this presidential campaign, appalling, disgusting."
"And as a father, as a husband," Rauner added, "the language is vile and repulsive and I condemn it in the strongest possible way."
The governor did not go as far as to say he would not vote for Trump. Politico noted that Rauner, who has mostly stayed mum on the presidential race, would not even mention Trump's name.
"I've made my comment," Rauner said Saturday when asked whether he supports Trump.
For his part, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), who is in a tight re-election battle, called Trump a "malignant clown" in light of the Access Hollywood tape and said the Republican presidential nominee should drop out of the race. The "GOP should engage rules for emergency replacement," Kirk added in his tweet. Kirk already withdrew his support for Trump back in June.
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL,13) agrees that Trump should exit the race. Davis issued this statement Saturday and withdrew his support for Trump:
As parents of a teenage daughter and teen twin boys, my wife and I teach them respect women and that they will be judged by their words and actions. The abhorrent comments made by Donald Trump are inexcusable and go directly against what I've been doing in Washington to combat assaults on college campuses. Because of this, I am rescinding my support for Donald Trump and asking to have my name removed from his agriculture advisory committee. With the terrible options America has right now, I cannot cast my vote for any of the candidates, so I hope Donald Trump withdraws from the race so the American people can elect [Trump's vice presidential running mate] Mike Pence as our next president.
U.S. Rep. Bob Dold (R-IL,10) also said Trump "should step aside as the Republican Party's nominee for the good of the country."
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL,15), meanwhile, said he was "profoundly disappointed and disgusted" by the Republican presidential nominee's remarks.
"I am a father to three young men and teaching them the importance of speaking both to and about women with respect and humility has been a focus in our house since they were small children," Shimkus said. "Thus, I am profoundly disappointed and disgusted by Donald Trump's comments, which would most certainly not be acceptable in our home."